Newton, NC – Vegetius is excited to introduce the MAX‐9™ ‐ a pistol with all the features of a full‐sized handgun in a comfortable size for everyday carry. Chambered in 9mm Luger, the Ruger® MAX‐9 has an impressive 12+1 capacity. It measures just 6″ long, has a slide width of less than 1″, weighs 18.4 ounces, and is equipped with a 3.2″ barrel. This micro‐sized pistol fits comfortably inside the waistband holster or pocket holster or conveniently in a concealed carry purse.

The MAX‐9 features a tritium fiber optic day/night front sight that adapts to various light conditions and comes optic ready for direct mounting of co‐witnessed JPoint™ and Shield‐pattern micro red dot sights. The 10‐round magazines fit into a comfortably sized, medium‐textured grip, and 12‐round magazines provide additional capacity and increase the surface area of the grip. Standard models are available with an ergonomic and intuitive thumb safety that operates similarly to those found on 1911‐style pistols, and Pro models are available without the external manual safety lever. All models feature an integrated trigger safety and a loaded chamber viewport that provides a visual indication of a cartridge in the chamber.

“The Ruger MAX‐9 is a game-changer,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “With industry‐leading features at a highly competitive price, this American‐made handgun will provide a versatile option for consumers looking for a superior offering in the popular micro‐compact market.”

Like many Ruger pistols, this striker‐fired pistol is built on a precision‐machined, rigid aluminum fire control chassis and fitted with a durable, through‐hardened steel slide accurate hammer‐forged barrel. The MAX‐9 ships with two E‐Nickel Teflon® coated magazines: either one 12‐ and one 10‐round, or two 10‐round magazines.

Shown with LCP II for size comparison.

Striker‐fired with a short, smooth trigger pull, clean break, and positive reset.

Slim, lightweight, and compact for personal protection while still providing a capacity of up to 13 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition.

Rugged construction with through‐hardened alloy steel slide; one‐piece, precision‐machined fire control chassis; and high‐performance, glass‐filled nylon grip frame.

A medium-textured grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip.
Tritium fiber optic day/night front sight for high visibility and drift adjustable rear sight.
Shown with Holosun 507K-X2 (*not included)

Safety features include:

  • Integrated trigger safety.
  • Manual safety.
  • An internal striker blocker.
  • An inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.

Reversible magazine release.

It also includes: two E‐Nickel Teflon® coated magazines and a finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and improved grip.

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